Jan
16
Wed
Sierra Valley @ We will carpool from the Nevada County Government Center (Rood Center) at 950 Maidu Ave, Nevada City.
Jan 16 @ 7:00 am – 4:00 pm

Sierra Valley

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 

7:00 AM to ?

Leader: Dale Rubach 530-272-3698 

rugby7676-birds@yahoo.com

Sierra Valley is a unique and exciting area. It is located on the east slope of the Sierra Nevada mountains encircled by the towns of Sierraville, Loyalton and Portola. In winter it is the home to many raptors including: Red-tailed Hawk, Ferruginous Hawk, Rough-legged Hawk, Prairie Falcon, and both species of Eagles. It is also home for many passerine species like; White-headed Woodpecker, Townsend’s Solitaire, Pygmy Nuthatch and Mountain Chickadee. We will carpool from the Nevada County Government Center (Rood Center) at 950 Maidu Ave, Nevada City. A four wheel drive vehicle is recommended for this trip. All levels of birders are welcome. We will bird mainly from cars with one or two short walks on level ground. Inclement weather will cancel. Call or e-mail to reserve a spot. If weather looks questionable please call the evening before for an update. Bring drink, food and warm clothes. This is an all day trip.

Jan
20
Sun
Bird Walk For Beginners In Grass Valley @ meet at 8:00 AM in the parking lot of the Briar Patch Market
Jan 20 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Bird Walk For Beginners In Grass Valley

Sunday, January 20, 2019
8:00 -10:00 AM
Leader: Dan Stewart 530-265-4677 dcstew@ outlook.com

This walk is designed for beginners, but more skilled birders are helpful and welcome. We’ll talk about binoculars, how and where to find birds, what to look for when you find one. We meet at 8:00 AM in the parking lot of the Briar Patch Market on Sierra College Drive in Grass Valley. We walk for a little less than two miles and it usually takes about two hours. Fifteen to twenty different species are almost guaranteed, especially with enough sharp eyes and ears. It’s a nice walk up over the hill at Sierra College and back to the Briar Patch. Come on out and help us find and identify some birds.

Jan
24
Thu
Marysville for Tundra Swans & Snow Geese @ Meet at 9:30 am in the McDonalds parking lot located at 316 E Street in Marysville.
Jan 24 @ 9:45 am – 11:30 am

Marysville for Tundra Swans & Snow Geese

Thursday, January 24, 2019
9:45 – 11:30AM
Leader: Heath Wakelee 916-870-5253 hwakelee@gmail.com

Meet at 9:30 am in the McDonalds parking lot located at 316 E Street in Marysville. We will drive the golden triangle looking for and seeing many Tundra Swans and other great species of birds that winter in the Sacramento Valley. Many geese, ducks and some shorebirds should add to the enjoyment. No need to walk on this trip so it is perfect for anyone with mobility issues. Call Heath the night before if weather is questionable.

Feb
9
Sat
Bird Walk at South Yuba River State Park at Bridgeport @ Meet at Bridgepor t’s nor th parking lot (just across the highway bridge) on Pleasant Valley Road.
Feb 9 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Bird Walk at South Yuba River State Park at Bridgeport

Saturday, February 9, 2019
9:00—11:00 AM
Leaders: Bob Slyker 530-205-9011 bgsly@aol. com Carol and Bruce Malnor (530-263-9392) cmalnor@comcast.net

Meet at Bridgepor t’s nor th parking lot (just across the highway bridge) on Pleasant Valley Road. Easy walking on a wooded trail and along Kentucky Creek and the Yuba River. Dress warmly. We will see species common to an oak woodland/riparian habitat, such as California Quail, Lark Sparrow, Golden-crowned Sparrow, Black Phoebe, California Towhee, and Acorn Woodpecker. There’s a possibility of seeing Bald Eagle and American Dipper. Please contact Bob or Carol if the weather is questionable.

 

Feb
17
Sun
Bird Walk For Beginners In Grass Valley @ Meet in the Briar Patch parking lot at 8:00AM. 
Feb 17 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Bird Walk For Beginners In Grass Valley

Sunday, February 17, 2019
8:00 -10:00 AM
Leader: Dan Stewart 530-265-4677 dcstew@ outlook.com

Meet in the Briar Patch parking lot at 8:00AM.

This walk is designed for beginners, but more skilled birders are helpful and welcome. We’ll talk about binoculars, how and where to find birds, what to look for when you find one. We meet at 8:00 AM in the parking lot of the Briar Patch Market on Sierra College Drive in Grass Valley. We walk for a little less than two miles and it usually takes about two hours. Fifteen to twenty different species are almost guaranteed, especially with enough sharp eyes and ears. It’s a nice walk up over the hill at Sierra College and back to the Briar Patch. Come on out and help us find and identify some birds.

Feb
23
Sat
Marysville for Tundra Swans & Snow Geese @ Meet at 9:30 am in the McDonalds parking lot located at 316 E Street in Marysville
Feb 23 @ 9:45 am – 9:45 am

Marysville for Tundra Swans & Snow Geese

Saturday, February 23, 2019
9:45AM- 11:30AM
Leader: Heath Wakelee 916-870-5253 hwakelee@gmail.com

Meet at 9:30 am in the McDonalds parking lot located at 316 E Street in Marysville. We will drive the golden triangle looking for and seeing many Tundra Swans and other great species of birds that winter in the Sacramento Valley. Many geese, ducks and some shorebirds should add to the enjoyment. No need to walk on this trip so it is perfect for anyone with mobility issues. Call Heath the night before if weather is questionable.

Mar
9
Sat
Bird Walk at South Yuba River State Park at Bridgeport @ Meet at Bridgeport’s north parking lot (just across the highway bridge) on Pleasant Valley Road
Mar 9 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Bird Walk at South Yuba River State Park at Bridgeport

Saturday, March 9, 2019
8:00—10:00 AM
Leaders: Bob Slyker 530-205-9011 bgsly@aol. com Carol and Bruce Malnor (530-263-9392) cmalnor@comcast.net

Meet at Bridgeport’s north parking lot (just across the highway bridge) on Pleasant Valley Road. Easy walking on a wooded trail and along Kentucky Creek and the Yuba River. Dress warmly. We will see species common to an oak woodland/riparian habitat, such as Lark Sparrow, Golden-crowned Sparrow, Black Phoebe, California Towhee, and Nor thern Rough-winged Swallow. There’s a possibility of seeing Bald Eagle and American Dipper. Please contact Bob or Carol if the weather is questionable.

Mar
11
Mon
City of Lincoln Wastewater Treatment Facility @ Meet at the City of Lincoln Wastewater Treatment Facility, 1245 Fiddyment Road, Lincoln, CA 95648 Phone: (916) 434-2450.
Mar 11 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

City of Lincoln Wastewater Treatment Facility

Monday, March 11, 2019
9:30 to 11:30AM
Leader: Heath Wakelee 916-870-5253 hwakelee@gmail.com

Meet at the City of Lincoln Wastewater Treatment Facility, 1245 Fiddyment Road, Lincoln, CA 95648 Phone: (916) 434-2450.

We will meet in their parking lot just inside the gate. This will be primarily a car birding trip so those with access and functional needs are welcome to attend. We should see a variety birds such as: Northern Shoveler, Ruddy Duck, Mallard, American Coot, Pied-billed Grebe, Great-blue Heron, Great Egret, Black-necked Stilt and American Avocet. If weather is questionable contact Heath.

Mar
17
Sun
Bird Walk For Beginners In Grass Valley @ Meet in the Briar Patch parking lot at 8:00AM. 
Mar 17 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Bird Walk For Beginners In Grass Valley

Sunday, March 17, 2019
8:00 -10:00 AM
Leader: Dan Stewart 530-265-4677 dcstew@ outlook.com

Meet in the Briar Patch parking lot at 8:00AM.

This walk is designed for beginners, but more skilled birders are helpful and welcome. We’ll talk about binoculars, how and where to find birds, what to look for when you find one. We meet at 8:00 AM in the parking lot of the Briar Patch Market on Sierra College Drive in Grass Valley. We walk for a little less than two miles and it usually takes about two hours. Fifteen to twenty different species are almost guaranteed, especially with enough sharp eyes and ears. It’s a nice walk up over the hill at Sierra College and back to the Briar Patch. Come on out and help us find and identify some birds.

Mar
23
Sat
Bird Walk for Beginners – Traylor Ranch, Penryn @ Meet at 8:00 AM in the parking lot off Humphrey Road at the southeast corner of Traylor Ranch Nature Reserve
Mar 23 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Bird Walk for Beginners – Traylor Ranch, Penryn

Saturday, March 23, 2019
9:30-11:30 AM
Leader: Heath Wakelee 916-870-5253 hwake- lee@gmail.com

Meet at 8:00 AM in the parking lot off Humphrey Road at the southeast corner of Traylor Ranch Nature Reserve and Bird Sanctuary in Penryn. Note: the address for the Reserve is 5050 English Colony Road in Penryn. This trip is intended for beginners, but experienced birders are welcome and add to the experience for all. Traylor Ranch affords an opportunity to see the resident species of the lower foothills and valley floor, usually twenty or more different species. We’ll spend about two hours and walk a little more than a mile. Come on out, bring your binoculars and help us find some birds. The more eyes and ears, the more birds we’ll see. Here’s the Placer Co. web site for Traylor Ranch:

http://www.placer.ca.gov/departments/facility/ parks/parks-content/parks/traylor-ranch-nature- reserve